According to a June 19 report from Reality Tea, Luann opened up about Tinsley on the show and explained why her co-stars didn’t have much respect for Tinsley and her storyline on the show over the past few years before targeting her former cast mate as insecure and weighing in on her romance with Scott Kluth.
“I just think that understanding Tinsley is the issue and I think there [are] communication issues. And I think she’s living a little bit of a double life that we don’t really know about,” Luann explained to the host, seemingly giving a nod to Dorinda Medley‘s suspicions about Tinsley’s potential lies about her relationship status on the Bravo reality show.
“And Dorinda calls her out on it, too harshly and too aggressively,” she continued.
When the show began filming season 12, Tinsley was single. Now, months later, she’s engaged and preparing to marry Scott.
While Dorinda wanted Tinsley to admit to dating Scott during “Real Housewives of New York City” season 12, Luann didn’t believe she went things about the right way and felt Tinsley had a right to be protective of her situation.
“It’s like if I were Tinsley, I’d be like ‘Mind your own business. If I want to see Scott, I’ll see Scott. So stay out of it.’ You know? I just don’t feel like she stands up for herself and I think that’s the issue,” Luann explained.
While Luann believed Tinsley had a right to be private as Dorinda continued to question her about Scott, she also said that if Tinsley had been honest, the cast likely would have given her respect.
“The women don’t respect her for [not standing up for herself]. It’s like, just tell us. You don’t have to hide. Just tell us what’s going on. You don’t have to tell us every detail, but you know, if we’re girlfriends, we’re not harboring secrets, you know?” Luann reasoned.
Luann then said Tinsley’s not very secure.
“She’s very insecure and she doesn’t know what’s gonna happen. So, I think what the problem is she doesn’t want to say anything because she’s vulnerable and afraid that it might not last. So, I get that,” she said.
Speaking of Tinsley’s engagement, Luann concluded by saying she wishes her ex-co-star the best.
“I think her decision to be with Scott was one that she took quickly because that’s all she’s been waiting for,” Luann said. “I hope it works out.”
“The Real Housewives of New York City” season 12 went into a hiatus earlier this month due to production delays caused by the coronavirus pandemic and is expected to return to Bravo with new episodes on Thursday, July 2, at 9 p.m.